Good thread. Inspiring story. I'm doing pretty crap right now in my courses, just barely hanging on. What really made you step it up and get your grades? I feel like I'm burned out even though I'm not doing so well in my classes. Any opinions about taking a break from the whole university scene and just working (probably crap) jobs to save some money? Or just stick with it and keep pushing? So unmotivated right now --"
you're probably a 1st or 2nd year student right? i was in the same boat as you my 1st two years. did OK, not great. was kind of just happy to be in college and on my own. was a bio major but then realized i couldn't really do shit with just a biology degree. always wanted to become a pharmacist and i knew that wasn't going to happen with my gpa (was like just a fraction above 3.0 at the time).
when you sit down and think about your future and how you dicking around is just screwing yourself, a sense of panic kind of comes over you. at least it did for me. got my shit together and made the dean's list 5 out of my last 6 quarters. will start grad school to get my masters in august. nothing like panicking about your future to get your shit straight